the web front-end for your database

Site Layout and Menus

Another integration that makes sense is the desire to use a common menu structure for all of you web applications. This makes it easier for your users to find what they need and so directly affects the training required.

URLs and deep linking

One of the nice things about the web applications is that it is very easy to create menu items in your own system that link directly into a completely separate system.   dbFront makes that easy by allowing you to create links in your own system that jump directly to a specific database and table of interest.

The format of the URL is: {baseUrl}/default.aspx?d={databasename}&t={tablename}&s={search string}

There are four specific parameters:

  • d: The database name.  If your database name is not unique then you will need to use the database key, see below,
  • k: If the database name is not unique then you can specify the database key.   This is will be unique for your server and will be visible any time you browse into your database.
  • t: The table name,
  • s: A search string.   The specified value will be entered into the quick search field in the selected table.

In the future you will be able to assign or generate a unique URL for your database/tables in dbFront so that you can safely hide the actual database and table names from your clients.

Content you want the user to see goes here.